Hi DB, Many years of riding and I still don't trust Other traffic
Good, me neither. However traffic isn't the only hazard. Equipment failure during a motorcycle trip could mean a long walk. Equipment failure in the middle of the Atlantic ...............
If safety is your concern; stay in bed.
If statistics are your concern; never go to bed (more people die in bed than anywhere else.)
Choose your dangers, arm yourself against them with education and attention, then go out and enjoy them.